Being in the UK – How to extend your stay

If you currently have temporary permission to stay in the UK, you may be able to extend this permission and stay here longer. If you came here as a visitor, you cannot extend your permission to stay as a visitor beyond 6 months in most cases – however, in some circumstances you may be able to switch into a different immigration category.

If you want to extend your stay, you must apply for permission to do so before your existing permission ends. If your permission has already ended, you might be required to leave the country – if you do not do so, you may be liable for removal, however in some circumstances you may be able to switch into a different immigration category.

Examples being:
How to apply for the permission to settle in the UK as a victim of domestic violence

If your relationship with a British citizen or a person settled in the UK has broken down as a result of domestic violence, you may be able to apply for permission to settle here permanently.

To be given permission to settle as a victim of domestic violence, you must prove that:

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